I have been in business for over 35 years. I have five retail locations and three commercial locations.
By 2020, Bridgestone Corp. will either upgrade or replace 100% of its products. It can do that in part because it spends $1 billion: a year on research and development.
Tenneco Inc. recently held a centennial celebration for the Monroe brand in Monroe, Mich. The company also gave attendees a sneak peek into ride control technology that will soon become reality in the aftermarket.
Kumho Tire Co. Inc. celebrated its new American hometown, and its long-awaited leap into U.S. tire manufacturing, with the grand opening of its passenger tire plant on May 2, 2016.
Equal Flexx is the next generation of Equal, the internal balancing compound introduced to the commercial market by International Marketing Inc. (IMI) in 1990. Engineers call it a dry, granular polymer; IMI marketers call it a wheel balancing solution.
When you’ve had a great year in a relatively flat overall market, it’s time to take a break and say thanks to your members and suppliers. That’s what the Independent Tire Dealers Group LLC (ITDG) did last month at its annual meeting and trade show in Akumal, Mexico.
By every metric, 2015 was a big year for Big O Tires LLC franchisees. December marked the 19th straight month of same-store sales growth for the TBC Corp. subsidiary.
You live on an island with a population of 3.5 million people that has been declining every year since 2002. Further, your island is in economic chaos, and politically there is an ongoing debate on whether to become an independent country, remain a U.S. territory, or become the 51st state. So, what do you do?
As Kristen and Kent Cristy were looking forward to a great Thanksgiving celebration with family in November 2009, they didn’t know their world would be upended two days before the holiday by fire trucks screaming in the night.
The sale of defective or part-worn tires remains a thorn in the side of the tire industry around the world. We know that unsafe, unlawful tires cause death and mayhem on our roads, but the sale of part-worns is a global problem that appears to be reluctantly tolerated... that is, until now.
It’s amazing what you can forget. I wouldn’t consider myself a big reader, but I do read a lot. In remodeling my work/writing studio earlier this year, I rearranged all my books, hardbacks and paperbacks, hundreds of them. Putting my hands on every book I’ve read in the last 20-plus years, I couldn’t help but sit and glance through a few. It’s amazing what you can forget and how fast you can remember.
This year 20 auto manufacturers pledged to make automatic emergency braking systems a standard feature on vehicles by 2022. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the commitment represents more than 99% of the U.S. auto market.
According to the results of our survey, demand for replacement tires decreased slightly in April. Indeed, from a volume standpoint the dealers reported they sold 0.2% fewer tires last month on a year-over-year basis, following a 0.1% decrease in March and a 0.9% increase in February.